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Nigerian arrested with drugs & diamonds
Crystal meth, Mandrax, cocaine and uncut diamonds with a combined street value of R40 000 were seized from a Nigerian national in the Welkom CBD on Monday (07/09).Photo: SAPS

A Nigerian national was arrested in the Welkom Central Business District (CBD) with uncut diamonds and illegal drugs with an estimated street value of R40 000.

On Monday (07/09) members of the Welkom K9 Unit were busy with their routine patrols in the CBD when they noticed a suspicious looking vehicle in Muizen Street.

The vehicle was searched and the police discovered the diamonds.

The police then continued the search at the suspect’s flat in the CBD and dis­covered and confiscated 22 crystal meth tablets, 275 Mandrax tablets and a bag of cocaine in the suspect’s garage.

Some of the diamonds which, together with drugs, were seized from a Nigerian national in the Welkom CBD on Monday (07/09).Photo: SAPS

The 41-year-old was arrested for posses­sion of uncut diamonds and dealing in drugs.

22 crystal meth tablets, 275 Mandrax tablets and a bag of cocaine

The suspect will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court this week.

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